Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
-span. >> at their annual conference, the religion news writers association hosted a discussion about the first amendment and religious freedom. panelists from the aclu, conference of catholic airships, the museum's first amendment center looked at religion in schools, same-sex marriage and the contraception mandate in the new health care law. >> is the song? okay. hello, everybody, welcome. i'm michelle. so, let's get started. covering religion in america means writing about tensions about religious freedom. what does that mean? how far does it go? and who gets it. when i started this nearly eight years ago, i was talking about stephen's book on religious literacy and how to legally break religion more into public schools. the last couple years we have all written a bit about divisions over islam and measures are in the country to limit the use of sharia law and offers to stop mosques from being built. in the past year, we have all reported on the standoff between the american catholic bishops in the white house over the new health care laws mandate for employers to these access to contraception in diff
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
president. he's got romney's arms tied in the same way that the religion right has his arms tied on abortion rights, same-sex, the way the neo cons have his arms tied in terms of foreign policy. >> one question either the moderate or obama should ask, name one issue in which you plan to puck your party, one issue in which you plan to stand up to house republicans, one issue in which you don't plan to govern as a severe conservative as you described your record in massachusetts before you were describing your record as a bipartisan bridge builder. >> would he come out with a sister souljah moment on request? >> that could request. were you a severe conservative or are you the reaching over the aisle -- across the aisle kind of guy? which is it? but you've got to -- as i said before, you have to go at romney the person. it's not romney's policies because those don't really exist. it's romney the man that he's -- >> i agree. that's what i'm working tonight. let's take a look at the promise romney made at the debate last week about keeping his $5 trillion tax cut deficit -- new deficit neutral.
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
-- and this is almost inevitable, we don't talk religion in this country, we're not comfortable with it, we're a country of tremendous religious diversity and increasingly so, and we don't think it should be in any way used as a test, but what do you think is relevant to the world view of mitt romney in his faith? >> i think there's something sort of fundamental and carefully crafted by mitt's responses to questions about his faith. i think he feels it very deeply, but can't really talk about it. there's sort of a hidden he fee but can't talk about it. he keeps it close and i think it's altered the way he approaches conversations not just about his faith but about many other things people would like to know about it. >> all religions have, if you don't mind it, their weirdnesses, whether it's exorcism in my religion. every religion has different things. it didn't really add up to history. so what is it that he doesn't want to bring out that might be seen as relevant by voters. >> it's not so much as what's seen by voter, but the way i look at the religion with mitt was that i wanted to know what does fa
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
don't believe that it's ever been a belief in religion. this is what i'm going to say that the christian part of barack obama's history made him did not have. another save you some of them. i believe he's christian. i have been to his church and i believe that is what he believes in. as christian and i converted to islam because i felt for women it is more protected because of their traditional role of father and mother in the home with her mother was allowed to be at home and have children with protection of the father. i thought i was a positive situation for me. it takes women off welfare and we don't have that game situation in prison situation that we would have here. but israel, i don't think we should follow their lead because i think the world looks at how americans get along with each other, not how israel gets along with america. israel's approach and the religion is an eye for an eye. they do not follow the christian approach. so when things happen to them in the international war, i feel that followed i for an eye and american doesn't follow that actually t
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
should not do that. and it is against mormon religion to invest in a casino and things like that. it's against their religion. but she knew about it and let mitt romney do it, just to make money. she is -- ann romney is 10 times worse than mitt romney. she's not a regular woman. host: now back to samson. caller: i am really concerned about global human rights and education in africa and ethiopia. -- especially in africa and ethiopia. debating about human rights and so for at. so forth. host: and this message -- pauline is in virginia on the republican line. caller: good morning. i am glad to get through to you. i met ann romney at a rally and she's one of the most graceful and motherly type of people you could ever meet. i do think spouses make a difference, because they see their husband in a different light than the public. when they get out in the rallies, the media and different people tried to bring them down if they are against them. i think that's a spouse can give greater insight to what kind of person they're husband or wife is. she is a very graceful person. michelle obama
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to her. >> the fact that, you know, gender, race, religion, none of that matters. what matter is how you perform. >> reporter: and she has performed. one of the best of the best. so, take that, maverick. martha raddatz, abc news, see mo seymour johnson air force base. >>> and another reminder. we'll see martha raddatz again tomorrow, of course, as she moderates the vice presidential debate tomorrow night. hope you are with us. and thank you for watching tonight. we're always here at abcnews.com. "nightline" later. we'll see you again tomorrow. good night. >>> tonight arrest of two suspects in a homicide. southern california jail escapees now in custody after a west coast crime spree. >> reinstatement of ross mirkarimi. he's not on the job yet. one key supporter is now backing a recall. >> giants are still alive in the playoffs now, how will a's do tonight? we're live in oakland for another do or die playoff game. >> and the car of the future, here now. there is a new collaboration between skaly and one of the world's top auto makers. >> there is official weather service warnings expired
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. everyone does look up to her. >> you know, gender, race, religion -- none of that matters. what matters is how you perform. >> reporter: and she has performed. one of the best of the best. so, take that, maverick. martha raddatz, abc news,. >>> and another reminder. we'll see martha raddatz again tomorrow, of course, as she moderates the vice presidential debate tomorrow night. hope you are with us. and thank you for watching tonight. we're always here at abcnews.com. "nightline" later. we'll see you again tomorrow. good night. >>> on "the list."
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
, race, religion, none of that matters. it matters how you perform. >> reporter: she has performed one of the best of the best. so take that, maverick. martha raddatz. abc news, seymour johnson air force base. >> now get this, in-flight. take that maverick. logged 2,700 hours, 300 in comb battle over iraq and afghanistan. been a weapons instructor as well. fair to say she is among the best of the best. >> belter believe it. they don't put you in the cockpit of one of the expensive planes unless you are one of the best of the best. >> apparently. see, see what i mean. don't have to deal with tsa. >> modern fighter pilot. good look for you. >> thank you, thank you. also interesting. entered in 1992. earned her bachelor's in aerospace engineering, and masters in aeronaughtics from stanford university. >> little smarty pants. >> such a smarty pants. >> my goodness. >> that's right. iceman. >> i am crazy. >> am i iceman or you iceman. >> maverick, iceman. beth pretty cool. >> i want to beep maverick. >> i will be iceman. i like it. >> up next, an important consumer alert. how the very thing
Oct 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
, to break down the issues of religion, jonathan morris. nice to see you this morning. what is in these guides? >> well, first of all, i wish you guys were here. we should be-- >> so do we. >> clayton: we should be here in rome. >> peter: i've been with you, father, we've had a great time. >> i know, now you let me come alone. and in any case, these voters guides are going down moral issues and lining up and these are the two candidates right now for the presidential election, and these are some of the issues and in many of these guides ten issues are mentioned and including, some examples right now we see on the screen, from abortion, death penalty, educational choice, embryonic stem cell research, freedom of religion, et cetera. what is missing in some of the guides, something that the bishops as a whole, in the new introduction to faithful citizenship, i'm going to link on my facebook and on my twitter afterwards. which says, you know what? not all moral issues are equally heavy or weighty. some are more important than others. and let me give you an example. if there was
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
going to bordeaux and saying to people, "i've got a great new religion for you and, by the way, give up your wine." >> narrator: the task: to put on a suit and tie, and climb on your bicycle. >> the tried and true and well-worn method was knocking on doors. and so we knocked on thousands and thousands and thousands of doors. >> the mormon mission does teach you to deal with rejection. most people are not thrilled to see a pair of mormon missionaries on their door. >> narrator: rejection was at the heart of the experience. >> and it means cultivating your own inner spiritual life. where else are you going to get the resources and the strength to carry on this difficult work of knocking on people's doors and pleading with them to listen to you unless you feel like god is with you? >> narrator: and during that time, mitt was worried about the news from home. his father was running for president. >> we would get a hold of the herald tribuand kind of keep up on what was happening. >> narrator: the news was not good. george's campaign was in trouble. he had changed his position on the vietnam
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
in art, it is more personal, mo prayer than in the politics, religion, preference. it is just something that goes to the very soul when you say, you bought that? >> this is the first parish church in new brunswick, maine. it is significant to the story of "uncle tom's cabin" that in many ways the story began here. it is here in this pew, pew number 23. teachers do, by her account, sought a vision of uncle tom being with to death. now, uncle tom is you probably know, is the title charactercome to hear of her 1852 novel, "uncle tom's cabin." "uncle tom's cabin" was written very much as a protest novel to the slave block of which mandated in 1850 that anyone in the north, where of the abolitionists live, if anyone in the northwest to aid or abet a fugitive slave, they themselves would be imprisoned or fined for breaking the law. and this was the bill that was seen as kind of a compromise between the north and south to avoid war. it said that was part of what the novel was trying to do, to say the same, i am a person can hear you beecher stowe, name against slavery as a much of new england.